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Director Thor Brenne's video for Norwegian rapper Lars Vaular plays out like an urban performance video with strange flashes of unsettling, dreamlike scenes inside of a shadowy café. He has achieved an aggressive, threatening atmosphere throughout, giving the impression that Vaular could snap at any second...
London-based production company FRIEND have added several directors of leading US music video production outfit Doomsday Entertainment in the UK to their roster, and have directors from their Europe-based roster repped by Doomsday in the US in return.
Taken from his forthcoming second solo album The Desired Effect (May 18), Killers frontman Brandon Flowers teams up with Roboshobo for the dramatic promo to first single Can't Deny My Love, and shows some quality as a cinematic as well as music frontman in a suspenseful period drama.
Sarah Chatfield has directed this elegant video to compliment the soulful track Emotional, by Swedish singer Snoh Aalegra.
At the fore is the video's black & white fashion photography aesthetic – heightened by the use of slow-motion and reverse-playback techniques to capture the motion of Aalegra's passion-filled performance.
AG Rojas's ambitious and arguably controversial video for Run The Jewels' Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck), featuring Zack de la Rocha from Rage Against The Machine, addresses the controversy over American police brutality towards the African American community by imagining it as a one-on-one conflict between two individuals - the white cop and the black citizen.
One of the YouTube Music Award videos that dropped on March 23rd is actually two videos - a gender-specific double-bill for the DJ & producer Martin Garrix's track Don't Look Down featuring Usher, directed by Petro, with his usual talent for charmingly zany comedy.
This ultra zany, glitter art-heavy video for Traffic Signs & Jake The Rapper's track Cookie Jar could only come from the delightfully warped imaginations of eccentric Berlin-based duo Ben & Julia, those art-directors who specialise in all things sparkly, bright coloured, animated and off-beat.
Blake Claridge has directed this promo for Martin Luke Brown performing his song Take Out Of Me in which the singer is cast under an array of light beams.
The video was shot in-studio with some lovely, panel-controlled lighting arrangements – the emphasis placed on getting the best shots to capture Brown's energetic and emotive performance of the track.
In this stunning live performance video shot all in one take, James Willis captures Denai Moore singing No Light, from her upcoming LP Elsewhere.